On a seemingly ordinary Tuesday (14 Nov), an unusual incident occurred at Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) that raised eyebrows and disrupted the usual flow of traffic. The incident involved a private bus and an unfortunate collision with overhead signage leading to T1’s carpark.
The bus has collided with the overhead sign and caused it to collapse, according to Shin Min Daily News.
According to reports, the accident resulted from a misjudgment by the private bus driver, who seemingly miscalculated the height of the overhead signage.
The Accident Scene
The aftermath of the accident was promptly shared on the Facebook group SG Road Vigilante. Several images showcased the purple bus parked along the left lane of the road leading towards the Terminal 1 carpark.
The severity of the situation was evident from the state of the signage, indicating a collision with the left side of the overhead sign.
Traffic police officers were quick to respond, ensuring the safety of oncoming vehicles by directing them away from the affected lanes.
Despite the swift response from authorities and efforts to clear the affected lanes, normal traffic flow only resumed after a three-hour delay.
A crucial aspect of the incident revolves around the details of the overhead signage. The sign explicitly states that vehicles taller than 2.1 meters are prohibited from traveling along the lane. This vital piece of information sets the stage for understanding how the accident transpired.
The accident unfolded around 2 pm on Tuesday (14 Nov). Shin Min Daily News reporters arrived at the scene approximately two and a half hours later, finding the lanes leading to the arrival halls still blocked. Normal traffic flow resumed only at 5 pm, underscoring the impact of the incident on airport operations.